'Sonoma Strong' concert event marks start of North Bay community rebuilding

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A free concert was held at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa Saturday, marking the beginning of rebuilding efforts in the community. The event was called Sonoma Strong. (KGO-TV )

A free concert was held at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa Saturday, marking the beginning of rebuilding efforts in the community.

The event was called Sonoma Strong, and it was organized by Santa Rosa firefighters and the Santa Rosa Police Officers Association.

"This community has done an amazing job coming together in the face of tragedy," said resident Patty Catton.

Elsewhere, hundreds of families, impacted by the wildfires lined up for new bikes.

More than 500 new bikes were delivered by Marin County firefighters Saturday morning, after a big donation drive at local fire stations.

"We had bikes donated from people in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Marin, very generous," said Marin County Fire Captain, Jesse Rudnick.

The Thompson family was very grateful for the giveaway. 9-year-old Jack lost his bike in the fire.

"I miss my bike but this new one is great," said Jack Thompson.

Families were asked to show identification, proving they lived in impacted fire zones.

Marin County firefighters say their donation drive is not over, their goal is 1000 bikes.

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